Partner Ashley Ott Completes the 2017 Providence Marathon, 05/07/17
Advisor Ashley Ott completed the Providence Marathon on May 7, 2017! She ran alongside two high school students from the DreamFar High School Marathon Program, where Ashley volunteers as a mentor.
DreamFar High School Marathon (DHSM) is New England’s first high school marathon training program. Ashley trained alongside the students starting in November and followed a vigorous five-month training program, with early Saturday morning training runs.
When asked to describe her mentees, Ashley said, "The DreamFar students inspire me every day, I could never imagine completing a marathon before completing high school, and my students did it! The commitment and drive need to follow a marathon training schedule is no easy task. These high school kids show grit!"
Ashley became of mentor for DreamFar because it teaches the students realistic goal-setting and the value of commitment and teamwork —skills that ensure success in the classroom, on the road, and beyond.